Transport Department Administrator Apprentice Simarco International

Are you interested in a career in Administration? Simarco are looking for an enthusiastic and hardworking Apprentice to join their Transport team to support the Palletline Function. Working within a dynamic and vibrant team, you will be mentored by the business’ General Manager and supported throughout!

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    04 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

  • System data input of pick orders and booking of containers
  • Processing of customers’ warehouse and movement orders in accordance with established procedures and agreements
  • Book in orders for delivery
  • Book in receipt and discharge of all inbound freight, manually and via EDI
  • Raising of transport notes both internal and third party courier
  • Building of charge schedules/pricing for jobs
  • Ensure storage is correctly labelled
  • Maintain accurate stock control records  for stock in and out
  • Send serial numbers to customers as and when required
  • Obtain PODs for customers
  • Maintain filing and orderly administration systems of reference
  • Customer account management
  • Answer calls in a helpful and polite manner
  • Resolving and managing queries and complaints courteously and efficiently via email and telephone
  • Ensuring site and customer objectives are achieved
  • Carry out other work as requested by the Transport Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A reliable individual with good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Professional and polite telephone manner
  • Enjoy working within a team but have good organisational skills to prioritise your own workload
  • High level of customer service.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and under pressure
  • Good organisation and ability to work to deadline is essential.
  • Diligent with a high level of accuracy
  • Accurate data entry
  • High attention to detail
  • Numerate
  • Experience with Microsoft packages

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic attitude to their work
  • Willingness to learn
  • Common sense approach to problem solving
  • Commitment

Qualifications required

Ideally a minimum 4 GCSEs C and above including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents).


Future prospects

Potential of a full time position or progression to a Level 4 Programme on Completion of your Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

Simarco is an established, award winning provider of international logistic and freight services, and we provide a wide range of tailored solutions for clients' throughout the UK, Europe and Globally across all Worldwide trade routes


Simarco International


26 Crittall Road



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Training provider

The Apprentice will work towards a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for Business and Administration Professionals. The qualifications consist of:

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration
  • Level 3 Diploma in Business and Administration
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths & ICT (if applicable)

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aspire Achieve Advance Limited


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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017